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UNIDO has published the Competitive Industrial Performance Report, presented at HSE

On September 18 at Higher School of Economics, UNIDO's Competitive Industrial Performance (CIP) Report 2012/2013: The Industrial Competitiveness of Nations: Looking Back, Forging Ahead was presented. The HSE Institute of Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge organised the event.

Competition will Take Russian Universities to a New Level

The self-sufficient and closed academic environment in Russia is an obstacle to the appearance of world-class universities, argues Maria Yudkevich in her article presented at the 4th International Conference ‘University Traditions: a Resource or a Burden?’

University Rankings Should Serve as a Compass for Prospective Students

University rankings are clearly evolving from serving as a means of evaluating institutions of higher education to being a tool that impacts university management. Larisa Taradina spoke about university rankings at the 4th International Conference ‘University Traditions: A Resource or a Burden’.

The Railway Will Help Solve Traffic Congestion

The only way to expand road networks in Russian cities is to make use of railroad corridors, declared Konstantin Trofimenko, Director of the HSE Centre for Urban Transportation Studies, addressing the first in the Infrastructure of the Future series of seminars.

To Learn What Emotions Are and What They Do

On September 25, 2013, the HSE International Laboratory for Socio-cultural Research will conduct its regular seminar ‘Culture Matters’. Marcel Zeelenberg, Head of Department of Social Psychology and Seger Breugelmans PhD, Professors of the Tilburg University (the Netherlands), will speak on ‘Emotion and Decision Making: A Feeling is for Doing Approach’. They gave a special interview for the HSE news service.

There is no Development without Internet

Peter Major,one of the world's leading experts in the field of ‘Governing the Internet’ comes to Moscow on September, 24th to spend a few days for sharing his experience and views with the HSE teachers and students. He will deliver a lecture ‘Internet as a Key Element of Development’, a seminar ‘Internet Governance’ with a consultation session and a seminar ‘International Structures of Internet Governance: forum on internet governance, forum on IT’ with a master class ‘Internet Governance Mechanisms’.

Dante Forever

Nigel F. Palmer, Emeritus Professor of Medieval German, St Edmund Hall, Oxford will make a report 'Gospel Meditations in Late Medieval Europe: Three Voices from the Upper and Lower Rhine' at the HSE on September 24, 2013. The leading professor on medieval issues gave a special interview for the HSE news service.

Religion Affects the Way People Seek Employment

Religious beliefs affect the way people seek and choose jobs. Adepts of certain religions tend to rely on their skills, others on their good looks, while still others count on knowing the right people, suggests a study by Ekaterina Alexandrova and Elena Kalabina.

Energy Consumers and Suppliers Need to Work Together

The experts expect changes in the world energy market, and Russia and Japan can collaborate to develop a concept for energy security in the Asian region. Nobuo Tanaka, former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, recently delivered a lecture at the HSE.

Modernisation Kills Social Norms

Russia is a country with one of the highest levels of anomie – breakdown in social norms. It arises from the rapid economic growth combined with a weak system of social controls that Russia has experienced in recent years, according to research by Christopher Swader and Leonid Kosals.